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Eishi was particularly noted for his full-length images of lithe, slender beauties. The pose of the courtesan allows for the display of her beautifully decorated kimono, which has a scene of women fulling (cleaning and thickening) cloth amid bush clover and a deeply winding stream. The pose also shows the viewer the nape of her neck-traditionally an area of erotic interest-where her hair is made up to leave two deep Vs.
The mirror reflects her lovely face, and the form of the cloth cover echoes her delicately raised hand as she adjusts one of her hair ornaments.
Purchased for the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2000.